Elastic potential energy

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Homework Statement



A 2.20 kg object vibrates at the end of a horizontal spring whose force constant is 320 N/m. What is its period of vibration?

Homework Equations


Ep=1/2kx2

The Attempt at a Solution


I dont even know where to start
 

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radou
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Well, how's the period of vibration related to mass and stiffness? i.e. what's the "formula" for the period? You should look into how the equations of motion for a simple harmonic oscillator are derived.
 

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